There have been five black ballerinas that have made a noticeable mark in
the world of ballet. Five that have fought to have the world see their talent
rather than the color of their skin. Each has graced the stage as soloist
and/or principal dancer. Precious Blue Johnson is set to become one of them.
Precious Blue Johnson, young, country and naive, from Lutts County, Georgia,
is traveling to the energizing city of New York to search for her birth father and
perhaps make history by becoming the first black ballerina.
Her simple mocha skin and thick lips will put her in the center of a movement,
expose secrets and unlock the past as she steps onto the stage as the Blue
Butterfly. She will be guided by the vivacious and wise Ms. Ann and fall in
love with the alluring Ray Silvers.
Ray brings the whole package. Enchanting eyes, a bright future as a doctor,
and a willingness to love completely. To Precious, he is perfect. Except
Ray’s package includes his deadly past. Will their love survive the one person
who could end it all—his drug-addicted mother?
“Author Marian L. Thomas has
woven a page turner that will
have you wanting more. In her
book, Blue Butterfly, the author
does a fantastic job developing
each character and taking the
reader on a ride of unexpected